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The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, destruction operations began in spring 2015[3] with full-scale operations beginning later in 2016.[4] Destruction of all munitions is expected to be complete in 2019. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2022. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [5] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012). PuebloPlex will head the redevelopment of Pueblo Chemical Depot.[6]

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  1. ^ Montgomery, Jeff (September 14, 2006). "DuPont may take on more weapons waste". Delaware Online (Delaware News-Journal). Retrieved 2006-09-17.  Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Colorado
  3. ^ http://gazette.com/muffled-bang-marks-beginning-of-shell-destruction-at-pueblo-chemical-depot/article/1549563
  4. ^ http://www.chieftain.com/opinion/4281730-120/chemical-munitions-depot-plant
  5. ^ ACWA Website
  6. ^ "Redevelopment Plan". PuebloPlex Redevelopment Plan. http://www.puebloplexredevelopmentplan.com/overview-faq/5-what-is-the-puebloplex-redevelopment-plan.html.  External link in |publisher= (help);

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Coordinates: 38°16′26″N 104°20′34″W / 38.27389°N 104.34278°W / 38.27389; -104.34278

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KKTV 11 News

KKTV 11 News
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:27:43 -0800

Pueblo Plex is making ways in its project that could benefit the Pueblo community over the next 150 years and beyond. They will eventually take over all 23,000 acres of the Pueblo Chemical Depot. To put it in perspective, that's the size of Miami, Florida.

CBS Local

CBS Local
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:35:42 -0800

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – U.S. Army officials say 560 shells and bottles containing mustard agent have been destroyed in the first round of a project to eliminate the nation's largest remaining stockpile of the chemical. The first phase ended Thursday at ...

KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:41:15 -0800

With last week's completion of the Explosive Destruction System campaign, leaders are looking to the next phase and beyond. The Chemical Depot is slowly evolving into the PuebloPlex, which will ultimately employ upwards of 58,000 local workers. The end ...

Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo Chieftain
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:54:35 -0700

29, 2015 photo, inert shells sit in the entry point of the explosive destruction system inside the Pueblo Chemical Depot, east of Pueblo, in southern Colorado. The Army has temporarily halted the destruction of chemical weapons at a Colorado facility ...
Pueblo Chieftain
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 02:56:15 -0700

PuebloPlex is submitting a $2.7 million grant to the Army's Office of Economic Adjustment to begin implementing its recently completed redevelopment plan for acquiring property at Pueblo Chemical Depot. “Because we will have to match the grant (with ...

KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:07:30 -0700

The future of the Pueblo Chemical Depot lies in the hands of community members. The redevelopment group wants citizens to help decide what goes in there next. They held their first public meeting at the Pueblo Convention Center on Wednesday night to ...

Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo Chieftain
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 03:09:13 -0800

Possible missions are launched for evolving Pueblo Chemical Depot. 1 / 6. BY CHRIS WOODKA The Pueblo Chieftain. Published: January 15, 2016; Last modified: January 15, 2016 04:00AM. The Pueblo Chemical Depot could become a roadside business ...
Pueblo Chieftain
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:52:30 -0800

A master plan for the future use of the Pueblo Chemical Depot should be ready by the end of February. One more community meeting on the master plan being developed by Matrix Design Group will be held Jan. 13, but there still are some moving pieces, ...

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